Border Patrol seizes 174 pounds of marijuana in Arizona

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Border agents in Nogales, Arizona have seized nearly 174 pounds (79 kilograms) of marijuana from the trunk of a car. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Border agents in Nogales, Arizona have seized nearly 174 pounds (79 kilograms) of marijuana from the trunk of a car. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents in Nogales, Arizona have seized nearly 174 pounds (79 kilograms) of marijuana from the trunk of a car.

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The agency said Wednesday that officers conducting a second inspection at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint on Tuesday night found the drugs in a car trunk. The 34-year-old man from Apache Junction driving the car was arrested.

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Agents estimated the marijuana was worth more than $86,000

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